We are currently recruiting doctoral students to join our group.  Self-motivated students who are interested in environmental sciences and engineering, particularly related to the applications and implications of nanotechnology are welcome to contact the professor to discuss potential (fellowship) opportunities.

5/27/2016  Chao-Jen (楊朝仁) and Wen-Che (侯老師) presented at the 13th Environmental Protection and Nanotechnology Conference (第13屆環境保護與奈米科技學術研討會) in the National Taiwan University, Taipei.

Hou group at the 13th Environmental Protection and Nanotechnology Conference

5/20/2016 Our work on Photochemical Transformation of Graphene Oxide in Sunlight (ES&T, 2015, pp3435-3443) is selected by Web of Science as Highly Cited Paper.   This work is also highlighted by ChemistryViews (Wiley-VCH & ChemPubSoc Europe). http://www.chemistryviews.org/details/news/7540421/Potential_Environmental_Risks_of_Graphene_Oxide.html

5/11/2016 PI Hou received 2015 U.S. EPA Scientific and Technological Achievement Award (STAA) for Innovative Research on Relationships between Properties and Environmental Transformations of Nanomaterials.

4/21/2016 Shih-Hung's (世鋐) paper on comparing the environmental photoreactivity of C60 and C70 has been accepted for publication in Journal of Hazardous Materials.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389416303910  Congratulations, Shih-Hung!

2/29/2016 Chen-Jing (晨暻) and Yi-Sheng's (怡升) paper on the
effect of phototransformation on the aggregation of functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes has been accepted for publication in ES&T. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.5b04727  Congratulations to them!

4/27-28/2015 Prof. Paul Westerhoff of Arizona State University visited Tainan and our lab.  He gave a plenary speech on Sustainable Nanotechnology in the 12th Environmental Protection and Nanotechnology Conference in Tainan.

4/10/2015 Paper on Sunlight Affects Aggregation and Deposition of Graphene Oxide in the Aquatic Environment has been accepted for publication in Water Research. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135415002213

2/11/2015 Paper on phototransformation of graphene oxide in sunlight is accepted in ES&T.

5/12-13/2014 Professors Chad Jafvert of Purdue Univ. and Timothy Strathmann of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign visited National Cheng Kung University and gave seminars.

3/14/2014  Paper on the photoreactivity of unfunctionalized single wall carbon nanotube is accepted for publication in ES&T. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es500013j

2/27/2014  Group website is open.